Sense of Pride
In 2011, PPD was named the best contract research organization by Scrip Intelligence, which also honored our company for deploying the best technological development in clinical trials. In addition, PPD was rated the No. 1 CRO in the 2011 CenterWatch Global Site Survey. In 2012, a group of PPD professionals was honored as Clinical Team of the Year at the PharmaTimes’ Clinical Researcher of the Year ceremony in London.
Many cities in which we operate routinely garner accolades. For example, in 2011 Raleigh, N.C., grabbed the top spot on Forbes' annual Best Places for Business and Careers.
The city of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, the location of our EMEA Headquarters, is widely known as the home of the University of Cambridge. Today Cambridge is at the heart of a high-technology center. Its economic strengths lie in industries such as software and bioscience, many start-up companies having been spun out of the university. Over 40% of the workforce has a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average. In 2011, Mercer, ranked Auckland, Australia as the highest ranking city for quality of living in the Asia-Pacific region and is followed by Sydney ranked 11th and Melbourne 18th.
Ranked 8th, Singapore ranks highest for personal safety, followed by Auckland and Wellington, both ranked 9th. Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney all rank 25. In addition, Singapore’s Economic Development Board ranked the country as 1st for best investment potential.